Author: Špela Ledinek Lozej

Behind the memories: About events and people

On October 6, 2021, at the future book centre in Nova Gorica, a conversation with Branko Marušič, the author of the monograph Izza spominov: O dogodkih in ljudeh (Behind the Memories: About Events and People) took place. In the book, personal memories and public events intertwine to reveal the rich layers of the past of…
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18. 10. 2021 0

Round table: Heritage – between legacy and ideology

On Monday, 28 June 2021, the Historical Association of Slovenia and the Heritage on the Margins programme group organised a roundtable on the issues arising from the different interpretations of heritage in legislation/legislative acts, state administration, public discourse, business and various professional discourses. In the introduction, Špela Ledinek Lozej outlined the expansion and consolidation of…
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06. 07. 2021 0

Walking seminar 3: Trieste

Third walking seminar of the research group “Heritage on the Margins” was realized in Trieste, a city that the New York Times compared to a modernist novel – complex, layered and ambiguous. On the 4th June 2021, we entered the town through the Karst hinterland – stopping for a coffee in Opčine, visiting villages of…
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18. 06. 2021 0

Walking the borders: Between oblivion, memory and history of the Carinthian ravines

Walking seems so natural, commonplace, and such a widespread human activity that it gets little attention.[1] We walk to get somewhere. And yet, between here and there, thoughts, emotions and physical feelings (may) lead to their own kind of renewed notions of the world, a re-understanding that comes close, even if it goes far or…
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14. 04. 2021 0

Food Heritage-making between the Alps and the Adriatic

The last, third number of the 49th volume of Traditiones, the journal of the Institute of Slovenian Ethnology and Ethnography and Institute of Ethnomusicology, appeared on the eve of the year 2021. The year in which Slovenia will be the holder of the title of European region of Gastronomy is being introduced with the thematic…
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25. 01. 2021 0

Borderless! Nova Gorica and Gorizia – European Capital of Culture 2025

At the end of last week, we were hugely excited to hear the news that Nova Gorica will hold the title European Capital of Culture (ECoC) in 2025! The European Capitals of Culture, the Heritage Days or the European Heritage Label are meant to build interpretations of local and national heritage as a constitutive element…
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24. 12. 2020 0

Days of Ethnographic Film

This year’s Days of Ethnographic Film were dedicated to aspects of visual ethnography in Slovenia and took place online between 9 and 15 November. We were able to watch 12 film units and 12 video lectures. The film Milk, Coffee and Cheese, made by Špela Ledinek Lozej as part of the documentation of the Alpine…
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07. 12. 2020 0

5th Biennial ACHS Conference

Between 26th and 30th August 2020, the 5th Biennial Conference of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS) took place on a virtual conference platform instead of at the University College London. The conference’s theme – futures (inspired also by the project Heritage Futures) – aimed to engage seriously and critically with the often stated…
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18. 09. 2020 0

Living with Šavrinka

When, one September evening in 1994, we met Mrs. Tonina Vidali in Škofije, a woman who had travelled to central Istria for eggs in the period between the world wars, we recorded our first interview on the topic of migrant women workers in Istria almost twenty years ago, and we were given a copy of…
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18. 09. 2020 0

Branko Marušič guest of the festival Mesto knjige

On 13th September 2020, Branko Marušič, Nevenka Troha, Jernej Šček, Luka Lisjak Gabrijelčič and Kaja Širok discussed the responsibility of historiography and historians at the Mesto knjige [City of Books] festival organized by the Društvo humanistov Goriške [Humanist Association of Goriška]. Branko Marušič together with Nevenka Troha was a member of the Slovene-Italian commission for…
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17. 09. 2020 0